To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Who is Miss Maudie in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee?

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Miss Maudie is a voice of reason and a mother figure in this novel, especially to Scout.

Miss Maudie is kind and hospitable to Jem, Scout, and Dill, unlike some of their other neighbors. She bakes them cakes and always lends a sympathetic ear to the children's problems.

Miss Maudie is very much a female counterpart to Atticus . Atticus, for instance, shocks Aunt Alexandra by having no interest in teaching his children about their ancestry, believing it is what a person accomplishes on his or her own, not who their ancestors were, that matters. Miss Maudie also shows that she rejects the tradition of...

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Miss Maudie Atkinson is one of the Finch's neighbors. She bakes cakes, grows azaleas and tells the children the truth about Boo Radley. Her house is burnt down midway though the book. She's a forthright speaker and affirms that to kill a mockingbird is a sin because all they do is "sing their hearts out for us to hear". Miss Maudie is Scout's neighbor and also one of Scout's primary female models.